Editor’s Picks: Best Top 10s Of 2015

I celebrate 2015 with a look at some of my favourite top 10s written by the staff and contributors of Top 10 Films inc. The Sights, Sounds & Smells of New York City in 10 Great Films & The Greatest Ever Movie Monologues.

10. (Tie) Top 10 Ghosts In Film

By Nia Jones
Poltergeist, Film, Suburbia In Peril, Steven Spielberg, Tobe HooperTop 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: Nia serves up a great slice of paranormal cinema (a personal favourite of mine) with this look at the most memorable ghosts captured in the movies.

10. (Tie) Top 10 Films In Which Humans Are Considered Fair Game

By Mark Fraser
Battle Royale, Top 10 Films,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: Another eclectic mix of well-known and less well-known films tied together by a unique plot trait.

9. Top 10 Horror Films From Spain

By Laura Shearer
Tesis, Spanish Horror, Top 10 Films,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: Horror film specialist Laura produced a couple of great top 10 lists during our world tour of horror. Her other list looked at great South Korean horror films.

8. Top 10 Performances In Films Adapted From Stephen King Books

By Dan Grant
The Mist, Film, Stephen King, Frank Darabont,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: As a huge fan of Stephen King and adaptations of his work in film, I found Dan Grant’s top 10 list a real joy.

7. Top 10 Jerks In Horror Movies

By Josh Millican
Ash, Alien, Ridley Scott, Ian Holm,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: Josh has a unique talent: he finds new and unique niches within horror cinema to highlight and celebrate. It helps that he’s such an expert on the subject. This is one of many great top 10 lists from Josh in 2015 – check out, for example, Top 10 Horror Movie Vacations From Hell

6. Top 10 Forgotten Comic Book Characters That Deserve A Hollywood Film

By Eva Rojano
Agent Coulson, Agents of SHIELD, Marvel, Avengers, Top 10 Films,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: A list that dares to venture outside the universes of Marvel and DC Comics. Could these characters give the big superhero blockbusters a run for their money?

5. Top 10 Films Of Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie

By Rodney Twelftree
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Top 10 Films, Andrew Lesnie,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: Rodney celebrates the work of Andrew Lesnie, a cinematographer once described by actor Russell Crowe as the “master of the light”.

4. Top 10 Influential American Horror Films

By Neal Damiano
Halloween - Donald Pleasance - Top 10 FilmsTop 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: One of 2015’s most popular top 10 lists – it’s easy to see why.

3. 16 Stunningly Photographed American Films That Were Completely Snubbed By The Academy Awards

By Mark Fraser
Bram Stoker's Dracula, Top 10 Films,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: Like Dan Grant’s top 10 about movie monologues which celebrated the screenwriter, Mark Fraser’s list shines the spotlight on another unsung hero of movie-making: the cinematographer. Here he discusses Oscar-worthy work that failed to get the recognition deserved.

2. Top 10 Film Monologues Of All Time

By Dan Grant
Top 10 Movie Monologues - Jaws - Top 10 FilmsTop 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: This top 10 puts into perspective the power of dialogue and the nuances of performance, highlighting the talents of both screenwriter and actor.

1. The Sights, Sounds & Smells Of New York City In 10 Great Films

By Neal Damiano
Audrey Hepburn, New York, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Top 10 FilmsTop 10 Films editor Dan Stephens says: A city I’ve never visited but one I’ve fallen in love with through the movies that have captured its unique spirit. Neal’s top 10 is a wonderful snapshot of New York via some obvious and not-so obvious examples of great American cinema.

About the Author
Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.

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    ruth Reply

    Awesome top 10s here Dan, but then again that’s to be expected that you live up to your site’s name 😀 I LOVE that NYC one as I just spent Christmas in NYC, in fact I’m just about to post some pics from NYC 🙂

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    Dan Grant Reply

    Thanks once again for including a couple of my top tens here. I love writing for this site and if I had more time, I’d do it a lot more often. Neal is my favourite contributor here and I find his work and opinion to mirror mine in many ways. I simply loved the heck out of his most influential American horror piece. So it’s great to his contributions on here as well. This of course takes nothing away from all the people who contribute to this site. It’s a great place to express yourself and Dan is not only a terrific writer himself, but he is a fantastic editor.

    Thanks for another great year everyone.

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    Nostra Reply

    Great picks! Some of these I hadn’t read yet 🙂

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    Chris Reply

    I missed a few of these during 2015, so thanks for sharing! I’ll give those horror lists a look.

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